The fifth annual BBC Music Day takes place next Thursday 26 September, celebrating the power of music in changing lives, with thousands of events and concerts taking place across the UK. ROSL will be taking part with a special concert from the NOK Orchestra is a Nigerian performing group formed in 2015 by the Nigerian-Irish born British composer and multi-instrumentalist, Tunde Jegede.
BBC Music Day's aim is to celebrate music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, to bring us together and make a positive impact, something that is closely linked to ROSL's work in the arts and education.
Formed in Lagos, the NOK Orchestra is made up of up to 30 musicians who combine Western Classical and African traditional instruments, along with vocalists and dancers. The two traditions of music making are seamlessly combined to create a unique sound unlike anything else.
Tunde Jegede, their Musical Director, is a classical composer of international renown, whose works stem from the traditions of both European and African, contemporary and classical music.
Take a look at the NOK Orchestra in action below. To see them live next Thursday, buy your tickets here.